7:00 PM ET, December 10, 2009
Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Green has career-high 19 points, matches high with 12 boards in win
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Draymond Green almost had a perfect game for Michigan State (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP). The numbers didn't mean as much to the sophomore forward as a leadership meeting he was part of the night before.After a long conversation with coach Tom Izzo and co-captain Raymar Morgan about slow starts, Green moved into the starting lineup and delivered a career-high 19 points and 12 rebounds in an 88-57 victory over Oakland, Mich. on Thursday night."Being asked to meet with Coach and Raymar means a lot to me," Green said. "It shows what he thinks of me as a player and a leader."
• Draymond Green set a career-high for points (19) and tied a career-high for rebounds (12) in posting his third double-double of the season.
• The Spartans won their 45th straight home game against nonconference opponents.
• Kalin Lucas (19) scored in double figures for teh 21st straight game for the Spartans.
• Oakland was led by Keith Benson's 21 points, the only player in double figures for the Golden Grizzlies, who have allowed 75-plus points in five straight games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-58 (.345)||36-64 (.563)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-20 (.250)||4-13 (.308)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-16 (.750)||12-18 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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